Doctors working with you individually to
create the optimum conditions for wellness.
Lorilee Schoenbeck, N.D.
Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck is a fourth generation physician (although the first naturopathic physician), and has practiced in Vermont for 18 years. A graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, she completed her pre-med at the University of Wisconsin and also holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition from Goddard College. Dr. Schoenbeck is widely regarded as a regional and national expert on women's and adult natural medicine, and is respected by both natural and conventional medicine practitioners with whom she enjoys collaboration. For ten years, she was the first naturopathic physician to practice natural medicine in a Planned Parenthood owned gynecology clinic, and is now excited to be expanding her services in creating her own clinic, Mountain View Natural Medicine. Her aim is to engage her patients in creating optimal health, and creating treatment plans that reflect each person's individuality and goals.
Taking the actual meaning of 'doctor' as 'teacher' literally, Dr. Schoenbeck teaches in Johnson State College's Wellness and Alternative Medicine Program, lectures frequently to medical professionals and the public, and has taught extensively at program centers such as Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. As past president of the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she led the effort to pass legislation which recognizes NDs in Vermont as primary care physicians covered by insurance, and is now involved in health care reform. Her book, Menopause: Bridging the Gap Between Natural and Conventional Medicine is a trusted guide to thousands of women. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and chairs its State and Federal Affairs Committee.
In her free time, Dr. Schoenbeck loves to swing dance, practice yoga and hike in the Green Mountains.
Sara Norris, N.D.
Dr. Sara Norris is licensed as a naturopathic physician. She obtained her doctorate from National College of Natural Medicine, and her pre-medical studies from University of Wisconsin. She also has a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from University of Wisconsin, which she received prior to her medical studies.
At MVNM, she enjoys working with patients of all ages, including children and teens. She works in a general family care model providing conventional and natural treatment options to patients. She is well versed in the area of pediatrics, and treats patients with skin conditions, digestive complaints, reproductive health concerns, and women's health including gynecological and annual exams. Her patients enjoy her compassion, broad knowledge, and the diligence of her care.
The treatment options she uses include western botanical medicine, nutritional counseling, bio-identical hormones, homeopathy, pharmaceuticals, and lifestyle modification. Dr. Norris works with patients to decrease or eliminate their need for pharmaceutical medications and will work independently or with your current medical doctor (MD) to develop a plan that works best for you.
Dr. Norris is deeply committed to activism and social justice, and in 2009 was awarded a grant for her dedication to community outreach within local community clinics. She was in practice in Oakland, California prior to relocating to Burlington to be closer to family, and lives here with her husband and son.
Dr. Norris, as well as all providers at MVNM, is LBGTQ friendly and competent.
Micheal Gravett, N.D.
Dr. Gravett graduated with a BS in Biology and Premedical Studies from Indiana University, and with Honors from the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR in 2004. His clinical experience has focused in primary care medicine, with expanded experience in cardiovascular, pulmonary and general internal medicine disorders, as well as men's health. He currently holds an executive leadership position at Indiana University's division of Cardiopulmonary Medicine, and provides naturopathic medical care to patients there, as well as in his private practice.
His prior medical career includes over 10 years as a Flight Paramedic specializing in trauma and critical care. He is the current President of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and from 2007 to 2012, held a Governor appointed position on the Indiana State Child Fatality Review Team. Dr. Gravett earned board certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Association of Integrative Medicine in 2012. He relocated to Vermont with his wife and two children in June. Dr. Gravett enjoys hiking, biking and spending time in the outdoors.
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr. Gravett to our team and believe his experience is the perfect fit in providing even more comprehensive naturopathic primary care at Mountain View Natural Medicine. We think you will enjoy his warm, skilled and dedicated care as well.
Kelly Wagner, N.D.
Now a post-doctoral training site, Mountain View is pleased to welcome its first resident physician, Dr. Kelly Wagner, who will be with us from October 2015 until October 2016. Trained in primary care, Dr. Wagner earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She also holds additional training in homeopathy completed through the New England School of Homeopathy. Originally from just outside of NYC,
Dr. Wagner completed her dual undergraduate degree in both nutrition and food sciences and dietetics at the University of Vermont. She loved VT so much that she lived here for 10 additional years until moving to Oregon to complete her medical training. Prior to medical school, Dr. Wagner worked in the mental health arena with adolescents for 7 years at the Northeastern Family Institute of VT (NFI VT). Because of this work, she is extremely passionate about bringing a new wealth of knowledge to this population as a physician.
Dr. Wagner believes strongly in educating and empowering her patients to make positive changes to their health while at the same time holding a compassionate and safe space for meeting someone where they are. She is passionate about fostering the doctor-patient relationship as she believes that helps to lay the foundation for true healing to begin. As a naturopathic physician, she believes in the body's own innate wisdom to heal itself and acts as guide to help people move themselves in the direction of what health means for them. She is a strong believer in using food as medicine to both prevent and treat dis-ease, often in combination with herbal medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle recommendations.
In addition to her strengths in mental health, Dr. Wagner also has strong interests in digestive health, immune system support, gender identity issues and in supporting individuals of the LGBTQI+ population. She treats people of all ages. We are so pleased to have Dr. Wagner on our team for this year.
In her free time she enjoys cooking, doing hot yoga, studying plant energy and medicine, making home remedies, playing outside and spending lots of time with her partner, friends and her goofy dog, Roper.
Dr. Wagner will be working with us until Dec 31 of this year.
Abby Wadsworth, MSD, RD.
Abby Wadsworth, MSD, RD completed her nutrition training at the University of Vermont Masters in Dietetics program. She has a deep interest in functional nutrition and is working on advancing her knowledge through continued education in this field. She currently co-owns Whole Health Nutrition, whose approach to nutrition is through the use of whole functional foods to optimize health and recovery. She is working in conjunction with the Naturopathic providers at Mountain View Natural Medicine in a team based approach to care.
Individualized nutrition counseling involves nutrient intake assessment, functional food based recommendations, meal planning, recipe recommendations, and goal setting with ongoing support.
“The food choices we make on a daily basis have a direct effect on our quality of life. My deep-seeded respect and passion for the healing and performance power of our food is coupled with the excitement of its sensory properties.”
Abby is an avid cook, and exercise enthusiast with her newest interest found in road biking. She is often spending her free time with family and friends cooking up a new dish.
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